Do You Believe Untruths You Tell Yourself?

Joyce Shafer

Joyce L. Shafer

You and your life will never be more than what you think about yourself and life. So, what will you choose to think?

You assess, measure, and treat others and life according to the way you think, including how you think about yourself, which includes truths and untruths. You can think on purpose. You can think truths on purpose. You can choose to choose your own thoughts.

Here are some examples of untruths we tell ourselves and some truths we can tell ourselves instead:

U: Today is going to be a bad day.

T: I am grateful for today, and grateful I can trust myself to choose thoughts, words, and actions that support me and others in a productive, caring way.

U: My family member(s)/work associates/etc. take advantage of me, or don’t treat me right.

T: Everything and everyone is a blessing to me—even if a hidden one; and I choose to be a blessing to others. I can look for and find the blessings and appreciate them, whether that means I stay where I am or I don’t.

U: I know they are (this is) going to annoy me.

T: I choose to set my mind on peace, and I make choices appropriate for me from there.

U: I am what I do (job, homemaker, etc.).

T: I am the one who chooses what I do and who I am.

U: My worth is based on what I do and achieve, and on my bank balance.

T: My worth is aligned with Source, and is immeasurable in the heart of Source and in the hearts of those I am a blessing to.

U: My life sucks.

T: My experience of life is based on my perspective, and I always have the power to choose my perspective.

U: Who I am is based on what others think of me.

T: Who I am is based on what Source is—because we are one, as well as on what I choose to tell myself about who I REALLY am—an expression of Source.

U: I can’t be happy until (fill in the blank) changes or happens.

T: I am happy the moment I choose to be; and my deeper understanding of how life works (Law of Attraction) helps me to make this choice as soon as it feels appropriate to me to do so.

From Joyce Meyer: “You feel the way you feel because you think the thoughts you think. . . . (scientific finding) 87% of all illness is connected to wrong thinking.” What do you imagine this percentage is for other things going on in your life and for how you experience your life? If you want more joy and serenity, you can amend your perspectives so you can amend your emotions so you can amend your thoughts so you can amend your words and actions. You can choose to set yourself up to experience your moments in a more empowered way.

You can look to and rely on Source and Source’s infinite resources rather than solely on where you are in your life right this moment and what you believe you are capable of. It’s vital that you not let the opinions—positive or negative—of any one person or society influence knowing your truth, the Truth of Source, and the Truth of your connection to and with Source, and what you are truly capable of doing or accomplishing at, first, the inner level and, second, in your life.

You can tell yourself untruths or truths. You can tell yourself you’re all alone or that Source is always with you. You can tell yourself that life is a struggle or that Source always supplies and provides what’s needed, and in right timing. You can tell yourself that you are less or that you are a spiritual being in a body, engaged in a process of experiences that lead to spiritual evolution and empowerment. You can let fear control you or you can trust Source’s inspirations and trust yourself to make choices appropriate for you. You can tell yourself you cannot choose your thoughts or that you can and will.

You can choose to nurture and engage untruths or Truths. Both can lead you to spiritual evolution and personal empowerment, but Truths will get you there quicker and with far less drama.

Here is something from Abraham-Hicks that you might consider making your Truth: “I’m going to be happy. I’m going to skip. I’m going to be glad. I’m going to smile a lot. I’m going to be easy. I’m going to count my blessings. I’m going to look for reasons to feel good. I’m going to dig up positive things from the past. I’m going to look for positive things where I stand. I’m going to look for positive things in the future. It is my natural state to be a happy person. It’s natural for me to love and to laugh. This is what is most natural for me. I am a happy person!” It’s a good practice; one you’ll appreciate.

Practice makes progress.

© Joyce Shafer

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Joyce Shafer is a Life Empowerment Coach dedicated to helping people feel, be, and live their true inner power. She’s author of “I Don’t Want to be Your Guru, But I Have Something to Say” and other books/ebooks, and publishes a free weekly online newsletter that offers empowering articles and free downloads. See all that’s offered by Joyce and on her site at

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